Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the conference?

This year’s virtual conference costs $12.50* for Self-Advocates, Individuals living with a developmental disability, Family members, Caregivers, Full-time students; and $25 for General Registration.
* A limited number of discounted registration scholarships are available
REGISTER HERE!

What is the mission of ACE?

The Autism Conference & Expo of Georgia is an annual event that provides an opportunity for sharing knowledge and resources about supports for individuals with autism and their families in Georgia. The Autism Conference & Expo represents the collaboration and contributions of an alliance of leading self-advocates, family members, community partners, state agencies, and other stakeholders. This conference is an important component of the Autism Plan for Georgia.

What should I know about the 7th annual ACE?

  • Dates: May 12-13, 2021 – English Track
  • Dates: May 14, 2021 – Spanish Track
  • Location: Online

What is this year’s Agenda?

May 12

    12:00-12:30 – Welcome/Intro/Morning Keynote
    12:30-1:00 – Lunch/Exhibitors
    1:00-2:15 – Keynote
    2:30-3:15 – Innovative Practices/Exhibitors
    4:00-5:00 – Breakout Sessions

May 13

    9:00-10:00 – Welcome/Intro
    10:15-11:00 – Keynote
    11:00-12:00 – Lunch/Exhibitors
    12:00-4:45 – Breakout Sessions

May 14 – Spanish Track

    2:00-12:30 – Welcome/Intro/Morning Keynote
    12:30-1:00 – Lunch/Exhibitors
     1:00-2:15 – Keynote
    2:30-3:15 – Innovative Practices/Exhibitors
    4:00-5:00 – Breakout Sessions

* Detailed session information will be available on the Whova app

Who will be this year’s Keynotes?

TBD

What are this year’s Breakout Sessions?

TBD

Registration related questions

  1. Several people from my school are planning to attend the conference. Can I register them all at one time? If so, how do I do this?
    If your group contains ten or more people, we ask that you complete our group registration form. To obtain this form, please email acega@gsu.edu.

    If your group contains less than ten people, please register each person in Marketplace, our registration management system. To register your group, please go here: Access Marketplace

  2. I’m paying for the conference through a check or purchase order, when does my payment need to be received?

    Registration payment is not due at the time of registration. However, if possible, we ask that payments be mailed to our office prior to the conference. Checks need to be made payable to: Georgia State University. Registration checks can be mailed to the following address:

    Autism Conference & Expo
    Attn: Charlena Gatlin
    Center for Leadership in Disability
    Georgia State University
    75 Piedmont Avenue NE, Suite 514
    Atlanta, GA 30303

  3. My school needs a W9, in order to pay for the conference. Whom do I contact about this?
    Please email acega@gsu.edu with an email titled “W9 needed”.

  4. I need an agenda to attach with my travel authorization. Where can I find the full program?
    We will be posting the full program in the upcoming weeks.

What are the approved payment methods?

On the last page of your online registration form, you will be given three payment options: credit card, check or purchase order. Checks and purchase orders must be made out to Georgia State University.

Registration checks can be mailed to the following address:

Autism Conference & Expo
Attn: Charlena Gatlin
Center for Leadership in Disability
Georgia State University
75 Piedmont Avenue NE, Suite 514
Atlanta, GA 30303

How can I become an exhibitor or sponsor for ACE?

We have two categories:

  • Exhibitor ($125)
  • Sponsor ($250)

For more information about the benefits of being an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact us at acega@gsu.edu.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the conference?

Please direct all questions to acega@gsu.edu

Can I receive CEU credit for attending this conference?

TBD

Who do I contact if I have accommodation needs, such as an interpreter?

Please email acega@gsu.edu with your specific needs. In your email, please include your email address and phone number, in case we have any questions regarding your request.

* If in need of a Sign Language interpreter, please contact us by no later than April 1, 2021*

Where can I find more information?